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HANDLE Introductory Course Levels 1 and 2 Bangalore, India

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November 10, 2017
2 days 9:00am-5:30pm


Mary E. Robson
Change-maker, Co-creator of programs, Instructor, Presenter


Bangalore, India   View map


Course , Level 1 and 2


We introduce an interactive approach for identifying and treating the root cause of problems across the lifespan.  Focusing on what causes learning and social difficulties and many other behavioural challenges. Participants see themselves and others through new eyes, and leave with practical tools and knowledge to apply at home, school, work and life situations.


The Level 1 Introduction to HANDLE is a great opportunity to get acquainted with HANDLE, what it is all about, and the science that underpins the principles of the approach. Not only will you gain an understanding, you will also leave with practical tools that you can implement at home, school or work, including six HANDLE Activities.


The Level 2 delves deeper into the ways the brain takes in information and processes it; how that impacts on behaviour, learning and all brain functions; and how one’s developmental history and future aspirations influence the brain regardless of age. You will become familiar with five more HANDLE activities that may be used with groups or one-on-one to enhance learning and functioning at any age!

Learn how to harness neuroplasticity for people of all ages and abilities to regain and increase functioning!


This information is relevant and useful to anyone who wants to do things with more ease and efficiency to enhance their own potential, those who love and support them: parents, caregivers, educators of all ages, therapists, administrators, health and medical clinicians.


November 10th and 11th, 2017


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Prerequisites: None required for Level 1, Level 1 is a prerequisite to Level 2.

Costs Levels 1 & 2:

Inclusive of materials and healthy snacks:

AU$350  paid before September 25th

AU$390 paid after September 25th

Past Level 1&2 Course student of CTTC: free

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Contact penny@compassionate-therapy.net.au or cal 0448 191 542


Mary Robson is a Certified HANDLE Practitioner & Instructor, and is Regional Education Director Asia Pacific Region for The HANDLE Institute.

Course Objectives are to foster in participants the ability to:
  • Begin to view neurodevelopment from a new model of interactive and interdependent functioning, a model which enables a nonjudgmental approach to individual differences.
  • Be able to recognise subtle signs of stress, in order to individualise task challenges appropriately
  • Understand how social and academic behaviours and developmental histories provide information about neurodevelopmental dysfunctions
  • Become familiar with an array of HANDLE activities that may be used with groups or one-on-one to enhance learning and functioning at any age
  • Understand how neurodevelopmental functions interact either to facilitate or to impair learning and interpersonal behaviours
  • Learn methods with which to identify neurodevelopmental systems that require therapeutic intervention
  • Recognise factors involved in processing sensory input in order for a response to occur
Learning Outcomes:
  • The foundations of the HANDLE approach
    • Considers internal and external environments
    • Incorporates knowledge from many disciplines
    • Provides a set of guiding principles rather than a specific technique
    • Values the way respect influences learning; embodies non judgement
    • Views behaviours as communication
    • Understands that neuroplasticity is a life-long process
    • Recognises the importance of patterned organised movement
    • Takes into account nutrition and how one’s internal environment affects it
    • Addresses all forms of learning:  academic, language, motor, social, etc.
    • Acknowledges the value of mental rehearsal
    • Employs Gentle Enhancement® in evaluation sessions and treatment alike: services and trainings
  • Overview of the brain, the nervous systems, and the cranial nerves
  • Sensory-Motor Interdependency and Interaction map
  • The sensory-motor systems: how each system works, and how they work together and support each other
  • How it looks when these systems are disrupted or disorganised
  • The hierarchical processing modalities of the brain, and how it looks when these aren’t functioning efficiently
  • The factors involved in processing sensory input in order for a response to occur
  • Eleven HANDLE activities to enhance learning and functioning, and how to adapt them to varying abilities and situations.

What is HANDLE?

HANDLE® is an effective non-drug treatment alternative for people of all ages, and for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:  sensory integration dysfunctions, reading & writing difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, conduct disorders, acquired brain injury, tics and Tourette’s Syndrome, general learning disabilities, dyslexia, trouble with motor skills and coordination, chromosomal disorders, cerebral palsy and many more.

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Harnessing neuroplasticity throughout the lifespan


Email: penny@compassionate-therapy.net.au
Telephone: +61 (0)448 191 542
Adress: 5 Lawson Parade, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Compassionate Therapy

Compassionate Therapy can be engaged to treat and help with numerous illness, disability and trauma – ultimately better helping to cope with existing problems both physically, socially and emotionally now and into the future. The potential for improvement using a systems approach with children suffering from ADD/ADHD, brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration disorders, learning disabilities, obsessive-compulsive disorders, cerebral palsy, anxiety disorders and learning disabilities can be quite inspiring. These therapy solutions are also be used with adults too!